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Subject: current plugins (& rockbox browsing patch)
From: Eric Linenberg (
Date: 2003-10-22

I used to live having top menu items for Games and Demos, now they are
buried in the Plugins menu and have foul looking filenames.

Here are some other issues with the current rockbox browsing patch as
it is implemented in CVS

--- If you have no file type of lets say "firmware" in the .rockbox
directory, then a blank screen comes up... I don't think you should
be able to go into that item, or something should come up like "no
fimrwares found"

--- Games/Demos/Utilities/etc plugins are all in one directory and have
foul names. Some need to be run from there and others can not be
renamed (viewer, etc).

--- When I exit a plugin it returns to the root menu, why not return
to the plugin menu

--- When I choose a font it kicks me out into the menu. I have a lot
of fonts and sometimes want to go through them one-by-one. Currently
this is almost impossible.

--- Fonts should be in the Display submenu

--- choosing a larger, and then small font will mess up the menus when
I return to them... if you go from very large to very small, sometimes
a large portion of the screen will now be unused.

--- There should still be Demos/Games root menu items (why get rid of

Lastly, I think that the .rockbox folder should be chopped up a

./rockbox/games --- game plugins go here
./rockbox/demos --- demo plugins go here
./rockbox/firmwares --- firmware files go here
./rockbox/fonts --- fonts go here
./rockbox/configs --- config files go here
./rockbox/wps --- wps files go here
./rockbox/utilities --- rocks that are necessary for the system go
                           here (viewer.rock, fimrware_flash.rock, etc)
./rockbox/languages --- language files go here


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